Yellow Rose

I offered to make a cake for a friend’s mum’s 70th birthday.  She gave me pretty much free reign with the design but I felt that a simple floral arrangement would be appropriate – plus I wanted an excuse to practise my flowers.

The top tier is a boiled fruit cake recipe that has been handed down from my grandmother.  The bottom tier is a simple vanilla cake.

I followed Kara Andretta’s sugar rose tutorial on YouTube to make the rose.  I re-used the buds from my floral wreath but dusted them a peach colour.  The Ivy was new but the daisies were also from the wreath.

I really like how the colours work together.

Spring floral wreath

A just for fun cake!  I made a wreath out of gumpaste apple blossoms, rose buds and filler flowers.  It was placed on top of a simply ganached dark chocolate cake.